Edible Academy Opening Weekend

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Repeats every day until Sun Jun 17 2018.
Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
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FREE with garden admission
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All ages
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Celebrate the opening of the Gardens' state-of-the-art facility with cooking demonstrations, hands-on gardening, music, and family fun. In the spirit of healthy living, making the scenic, eight-minute walk through the Thain Family Forest to reach the Edible Academy campus is encouraged. The first 300 participants each day receive a special gift (while supplies last).

Garden Crafts & Activities:
Dig, Plant, Water, and Harvest
Help plant, tend, and harvest the plants in the garden.

Stamp a Garden Passport
Meet the Global Gardeners and learn about what they are growing in their gardens.

Meet the Garden Crafters
Meet the Crafters and learn about the Children’s Gardening Program!

Start a Garden
Pot up a culinary herb to take home.

Harvest Bag Stamping
Decorate a harvest bag with botanical stamps.

Salad Dressing Station
Measure and mix dried herbs to make a sweet or savory salad dressing.

Cooking Demonstrations:
Join local chefs and garden staff for enlightening demonstrations featuring the freshest ingredients and flavors. Samples shared following each demonstration (while supplies last).
Saturday, June 16
Pauline Gillespie Gossett Overlook Pavilion
11 am: Cucumber “Ants on a Log” with Tim Kemp, Blue Apron
1 pm: Sabra Hummus Every Day Salad with Tahini Dressing and Sabra Classic
3 pm Pesto Cook-Off with Daniel Alvarez, CGP & Max Gerber, Top Chef Jr.

Susan P. and Coley Burke Ampitheater
12 pm Gluten-Free Hidden Greens Pancake with Strawberry Compote with Kate
2 pm: Three Greens Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette with George Edwards

Sunday, June 17
Pauline Gillespie Gossett Overlook Pavilion
11 am: Herb Floral Shortbread with Michelle Warner
1 pm: Yogurt with Granola and Strawberries with Renana Shvil & Jennifer Rothman
3 pm: Cole Crop Slaw with Sesame-Ginger Dress with Gianna Braca & Genna Cherichello

Susan P. and Coley Burke Ampitheater
12 pm: Gazpacho with Gail Novenario
2 pm: Strawberry-Basil Jam with Tanya Fields
Live Music

Saturday, June 16 & Sunday, June 17; 11 am, 1, 3, & 4 pm
Throughout the day Local musicians Funkytown Playground create a festive atmosphere with family-friendly songs, getting everyone to dance and sing along.

Hula with Music
Saturday, June 16 & Sunday, June 17; 12, 1, & 2 pm
See live performances that highlight both Hula Kahiko (traditional) and Hula Auana (contemporary) demonstrations. Hālau ʻŌlelo performs.

Artisan Demonstrations:
Saturday, June 16 & Sunday, June 17; 1–4 p.m. Slack Key Guitar with Chris Yeaton is the featured artisan demonstration


Saturday, June 16 & Sunday, June 17; 10 am–5:30 pm
Inspired by O’Keeffe’s unique style of representing close-up views of flowers and fruit, children investigate botanical specimens and create art. Play in the Hawaiian sand table, featuring real shell and rock specimens to uncover. Pot up a tropical ginger cutting to take home and observe its growth!

Foldscope: The Paper Microscope
Saturday, June 16 & Sunday, June 17; 2–3:30pm
Kids ages 8 and up with an adult partner can drop into the Discovery Center on weekends to learn how to make their own special portable microscope to take home. This project takes about 30-40 minutes to complete. Offered through a generous donation by the Simons Foundation.

Bird Walk
Saturday, June 16; 11 am
Bring your binoculars and walk the Garden grounds with a bird expert. You’ll search for our feathered friends and learn more about bird-friendly habitats, passage birds, and those that make a permanent home at NYBG. Meet at the Reflecting Pool at the Leon Levy Visitor Center.

The New York Botanical Garden
Bronx River Parkway at Fordham Road
New York , NY
Phone: 718.817.8700
40° 51' 45.8388" N, 73° 54' 3.9276" W
New York
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